United Airlines baggage complaint set to music, actually very good

8 July 2009

This is the best complaint we've ever seen. No, we don't like country music. At all. But it doesn't matter. Well, not much anyway.

Here's the background to musician Dave Carroll's account of flying with United Airlines recently:

In the spring of 2008, Sons of Maxwell were traveling to Nebraska for a one-week tour and my Taylor guitar was witnessed being thrown by United Airlines baggage handlers in Chicago. I discovered later that the $3500 guitar was severely damaged.

They didnt deny the experience occurred but for nine months the various people I communicated with put the responsibility for dealing with the damage on everyone other than themselves and finally said they would do nothing to compensate me for my loss.

So I promised the last person to finally say no to compensation (Ms Irlweg) that I would write and produce three songs about my experience with United Airlines and make videos for each to be viewed online by anyone in the world.

And here's the first song produced by Carroll and his band Sons of Maxwell, with a full length video to accompany it:

Alright, we can't fricking stand country music, but still. The guy has a point.

TOPICS:   Complaints

5 comments

  • jinkssick
    thanks i found it funny. q the 14 y.olds who say this is gay.
  • Nobby
    Don't you just love the way the internet is used for making complaints. At least this is reasonably original. Although he should have got a harder case for putting an expensive guitar in the hold.
  • Craig
    Like Nobby said, if your putting a £2000+ item in the hold of a plane, you'd be wise to pack it securely! It's no mystery that baggage handlers are about as gentle with your luggage as Canadians are with baby seals.
  • Bwah h.
    Very amusing. Lets hope those fuckers at the Airline pay up.
  • Music-loving B.
    [...] usually swearing involved. If their instruments make it onto the flight, there’s a chance they’ll come back in more than one piece. There’s also the possibility the airline will get the arse regardless and charge additional [...]

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